Have you tried a different type of bottle?
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11-07-2015 20:26 #11
11-07-2015 20:58 #12
Or try different kinds of teats. You could try warming the teat in warm boiled water to soften it up a bit first just prior to feeding bub.
Or put some BM on the teat to see if that will encourage bub to drink the bottle.
I also hope you get whatever it is sorted so you're 100% fighting fit again Luv😊
11-07-2015 21:02 #13Senior Member
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What a hard situation for you- sending healing thoughts to you.
Just a few thoughts:
- could you try a sippy cup or open cup instead of a bottle?
-the Australian breastfeeding association have a 24. Hr helpline and there are trained counsellors on there. You could give them a call for more specific advice, and they might have other ideas too?
I hope you can get a plan in place ok soon. xx
11-07-2015 21:34 #14
Try a faster flow teat too. Sometimes the teats are too slow compared to the breastmilk.
I have fingers crossed everything goes well for you.
12-07-2015 06:51 #15Senior Member
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I would suggest doing most (if not all) feeds with your DH giving EBM in a bottle if you can, then hopefully he will get used to the bottle, then try changing to formula.
What a stressful time, wishing you all the best x.
12-07-2015 07:09 #16
I had to do this when DS was 4 months old as I had to go on a medication I couldn't BF on. We basically weaned cold turkey, DS actually took to it fairly quickly once he got hungry. Before hand he would not take a bottle at all so I was relieved. I think I cried for 2 days straight though it was horrible, then one week later it turned out the doctor had made a big mistake and I didn't need to go on the meds, but by that time DS refused the breast 😢 I still get angry when I think about it and he's nearly 3 now! I majorly distrust GP's since then...
12-07-2015 10:39 #17Senior Member
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Sorry no advice just sending virtual hugs for such a hard situation. My dd is 13 months and I still worry that something might show up on my ultrasound and need radioactive treatment and have to wean suddenly (eventhough I'm in remission 4 years!) but one thing to remember is that babies are way more resilient than we realise. Like you said you have no choice you have to wean and your baby will take formula but may protest at first. All the best hope surgery is enough for you :-)
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